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Two men taken into custody after standoff with police

Theft of a vehicle believed by police to have occurred in St. Louis resulted in a standoff between the men suspected of the crime and local police units.

Missouri veterinarians providing vaccine for increasingly common dog influenza

With confirmed cases of canine influenza in states that border Missouri, veterinarians have begun providing a vaccine to combat the virus before it becomes a problem in animal populations here.

Missouri Highway commissioners award contract for new Mississippi River bridge

The bid accepted for the long-awaited project that will span the Mississippi River at St. Louis is still nearly $40 million more than transportation officials anticipated.

Columbia to test Wi-Fi on buses

Wi-Fi will be available on Bus No. 1969 of the 102 Blue East Route that runs down Paris Road and Clark Lane and on Bus No. 1970 of the 103 Green West Route, which runs down Worley Street to the Columbia Mall.

Fire partially burns house on Eastwood Circle

The house had been unoccupied for about a month.

Partnership pairs MU High School with older prospective students

MU High School is making its first attempt at targeting an older audience by partnering with BJC HealthCare in St. Louis. This nonprofit health care organization offers its employees financial help in taking classes and working toward their high school diploma.

Children and adults explore Columbia's new children's museum

The Missouri Children's Museum provides adults as well as children opportunities to play in a variety of themed rooms.

Missouri volleyball team adjusts roster

Missouri recovers $82million in Medicaid fraud in 2009

Attorney General Chris Koster's office reported Wednesday that its Medicaid fraud unit recovered $82 million this year. That's more than double the previous high of $34 million set in 2008.

Instances of drug-resistant HIV increase among South African doctor's patients

The work of medical professionals in Africa is complicated as drugs commonly prescribed to treat HIV become less effective.

Afghan police work helps women overcome barriers

There are about 500 policewomen in Afghanistan, compared with about 92,500 policemen. Policewomen are vital in raids as they are able to conduct searches on other women, something that would be extremely offensive for a male officer to do.

Pressure rises to stop antibiotics in agriculture

The pressure against the use of antibiotics in agriculture is rising. The World Health Organization concluded this year that surging antibiotic resistance is one of the leading threats to human health, and the White House last month said the problem is "urgent."

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